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The first settlers of Sandy Spring were Quakers, and their influence is still felt. So, it’s fitting that an exhibit at the Sandy Spring Museum (SSM) is named for the Quaker concept of “Inner Light.” It means everyone has a light inside and the capacity for good and evil.
Beatriz del Olmo-Fiddleman sets an example for teenage immigrants struggling to adapt to their new lives and opportunities. Primary among the factors that make this possible is her intimate understanding of their experience; born and reared in Mexico, she, too, resettled in the United States. “I identify with them, and that creates a bond,” said de View more
If you see someone hanging back from the public art installation on display at Roots Market in Olney, it might just be the artist Gail Rebhan.When she did a photo collage exploring the past and present of her Tenleytown neighborhood in 2009, she would often hang back and watch people's reactions. "People were always really astonished because they h View more
For artist Winston Harris, time is of the essence. “A couple of my mentors died and something just hit me,” said Harris, whose exhibit, “Winston Harris: Time Tradition and American-Made Series” is at the Sandy Spring Museum through April 1. “You’ve got to think about all the time that these guys spent with you, and the fact that you’ve got to show View more
Sandy Spring Museum’s first Route 108 Fall Music Festival will feature a day of music, beer and wine, workshops and food, all designed to put the spotlight on the museum’s role as a gathering spot for local entertainers, artists and businesses.
"My goal with Jazz in the Round has been to bring cutting-edge artists from around the world to our little backyard and give them a place to have a musical conversation with an intimate audience," said Bronson Hoover, museum board member and event organizer.
On any given day, an enamellist, a quilter, an architect, a silversmith and a band of potters are abuzz working on their art. The museum has expanded this venture by opening up another even larger barn for artists, said Allison Weiss, the museum’s executive director.
If you’ve ever wanted to immerse yourself in both art and nature, you’ll have your chance this summer—from June 30 through Sept. 30--at a juried exhibition and sculpture park set across seven acres on the grounds of the Sandy Spring Museum.
Diverse musical groups--the Wammie award-winning Afrofunk orchestra Chopteeth, the alt-country/bluegrass band Burt the Dirt, jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows, inspirational vocalist Nikki Lerner and the traditional festival opener Olney Big Band--will take the main stage of the Sandy Spring Museum's annual Strawberry Festival
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